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android system. >>> an exclusive new field poll shows president obama is enjoying a bump in the polls. president obama's approval rating is at 62%. about one in three californians say they disapprove in the president's job performance. when it comes to the the congress, 23% approve. >>> a family is targeted by gas thieves what they noticed first and what you can do to become a victim. >> plus, a well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >>> a family in the south bay is protecting themselves from thieves who is stealing from them in the driveway. matt keller is here to tell us why it took the family so long to find out that they were targeting their gas tank. >> reporter: it's a crime of opportunit
to tonight's state of the union address before a joint session of congress and president obama's question to lawmakers. >> together we have cleared away the rubble of crisis and we can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is stronger. >> reporter: ktvu's jaquelin fell is at the capital. >> reporter: the president wants to grow and strengthen the middle class. he says that he can create jobs without growing the nation's debt. >> it is our unfinished task to restore the basic bargain that built this country. the idea that if you work hard and meet your responsibilities you can get ahead. >> reporter: president obama is calling for a higher minimum wage expanding early education and spending more to fix the road's infrastructure this without adding to the nation's debt. >> it's not a bigger government we need but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in wide growth. >> reporter: president obama says his main priority is growing the economy. in the audience apple ceo kim cook. the president called on congress to revent billions of the dollars in cuts schedul
: if confirmed hagel would be the only republican in president obama's cabinet. several republicans said they will vote against him but may not be able to stop his confirmation. >>> in news of the world tonight in the middle east, syria and it's ally iran are questioning retaliation for israel's air strike. syria's civil war has caused international concern that syria's weapons could fall into the hands of extremist groups. >>> in greece, train stations were emptied because of transit worker strikes. greece had to apply for international loans to deal with their budget crisis. >>> more flooding is expected in some places tomorrow, when a river crests. about 7,000 people have been told they won't be going home any time soon. another 23,000 are isolated literally cut off by the highway water and at least six deaths have been blamed so far on all the flooding. >>> she was accused of lipsyncking at obama's inaugu >>> at least two people are dead after a massive pile up on a highway in detroit involving 30 vehicles snow is falling but crews say the roads were salted. and in hendricks county i
. >>> there was a star studded event on capitol hill today. celebrities came out in support of president obama's call for new gun laws. >> the president and the first lady are kind of like the mom and the dad of the country. when your dad says something, you listen. >> that's comedian chris rock. he was joined by singer tony bennett, actress amanda pete, and actor adam scott. the event was organized by a group of mayors who want to help law enforcement get illegal firearms off of our streets. >>> many cities across the nation are advising washington of their support of gun control legislation. today, san francisco joined that movement. ktvu's heather holmes is live in the city where she talked with a supervisor behind this new push. >> this is the resolution introduced by the supervisor. it calls on the city to dievest its attention from cities who profit on gun sales. >> reporter: hitting manufacturers where it really hurts. their wallets. the supervisor is calling on the city's retirement board to stop investing in companies that provide guns and ammunition. right now, the san francisco employees r
threat to international peace and security. >>> president obama is set to deliver his state of the union address tomorrow night before a joint session of congress. the president plans to focus on the economy. he's expected to call for more government investment in education and infrastructure while also acknowledging the need to reduce the deficit with new taxes and budget cuts. the white house also says his top priorities are the same as they have been, creating jobs and growing the middle class. >>> apple ceo tim cook is one of the invited guests. he's expected to watch the state of the union with the first lady. last year she was joined by steve jobs' widow. the first lady has also invited military families and victims of gun violence. our live coverage of the state of the union starts at 6 p.m. following ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. then at 7:30 we'll break down the president's speech and gop response with our political analyst. >>> temperatures are trending upward, but how high will they climb tomorrow? >> robbers hold up a local bank, the latest on the there is no mass-produced hum
far right. he's not and paul, that would be really strange. obama, despite how people want to portray him is not exactly far out on the left either. >> zuckerberg hosted a town hall meeting at facebook headquarters for president obama. randy runs a newsletter called dot complicated. which will be the title of one of her books. harper collins, says the second book will be a children's story. >>> the long time head of the hanna boy's center has resigned after an allegation of sexual misconduct from back in the early '70s, surfaced. father john crews has led the center since 1983. recently, an allegation by a single person, who is now dead. since the 1940s, the hanna's center has served trouble boys. people at hanna's have expressed their shock and support for father crews. >>> a huge stockpile of guns and marijuana on the property of a suspected drug dealer. deputies say the weapons were hidden in a cave. the search turned up more than 100 weapons. at least 20 of those guns were loaded. deputies also said they found 117 pounds of marijuana, heroin, and methamphetamine at floyd's house.
flowers ordered online didn't make it to their >>> president obama is ready to pinch the penny. he says it's obsolete and wasteful. deborah villalon is live with the business that has already beat him. >> reporter: the penny, almost worthless. doesn't even work on the parking meter anymore but people are divided about killing this coin. >> that fits back here. >> reporter: pennys rattling as he road, aggravating cyclist ken enough to ban them from his 11 bicycle stores. >> we'll save that person a lot of weight in the speed back. we'll get them back on the road quicker by just getting rid of the penny and going straight to the nickel. >> reporter: his cash drawers hold no pennys. now hearing the president's words of agreement. >> it's perfect. i could not agree more. >> reporter: canada, new zealand, australia have all eliminated their one cent coin. but in congress bills to ax honest abe several times, even though it costs 2-1/2 cents to make a penny. habit and nostalgia keep the penny alive. >> reporter: how much do you think at home? >> probably a buck and a half more. yeah a dollars. >
on tuesday. >>> the senate voted today to confirm president obama's choice of jacob lew. he is to be sworn in tomorrow, a day before automatic spending cuts are set to take effect. >>> the new defense secretary began his job today after a contentious nomination battle with republicans. chuck hagel took the office with his wife holding the bible. then it was off to the pentagon. he said that the looming budget cuts present a real challenge. >> they are going to define much of who we are. not this institution only, but our country. what kind of a world our children are going to inherit. >> hagel has another major challenge, winding down the war in afghanistan. in a statement, he said 34,000 troops will be coming home this year, and all combat troops are to withdraw by the end of next year. >>> protesters from a local group that works on drug and alcohol rehabilitation staged a rally right in front of the ktvu studios this morning. members of building for a solid foundation in oakland wanted to distance themselves from individuals we reported on, on monday. in a special report about donations
was taken into custody in connection with a botched theft. >>> the obama administration is proposing a compromise on coverage for birth control. religious groups have objected to providing birth control. >>> more than $7,000 californians saw their health care go up. anthem blue cross raised it rates on individual policyholders saying it will lose money even with those hikes. consumer watchdog calls the rate hikes unreasonable. the advocacy group is also backing the november ballot initiative that would give the state the power to reject excessive rate increases. >>> an organic compound that has found banned products will include bpa. that means manufacturers will have to posta warning if the bpa exceeds the maximum limit. >>> quite a day today. the weekend looks like it's going to be very nice as well. today will be the warmest day all week with temperatures it got to the low 70s in some places. tracking some swell. they're headed right toward our coast. we'll see big surf especially as we get into sunday. as you get into this area, 20- foot waves big. if you look right along the coa
. >>> in san francisco, supporters of president obama's gun safety initiatives held a vigil. they took place this afternoon outside the san francisco federal building. the group is calling for mandatory. 26 sets of shoes were placed on the sidewalk to honor the victims in newtown at the protest. >>> street racing on bay area roads. at 10:30, how these drivers keep getting away with it and what happened when we took police to one of the hot spots. >> plus your money, the bay area city that wants more of it the plan to get there is no mass-produced human. so we created the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. a collection of innovations designed around a bed with dualair technology that allows you to adjust to the support your body needs. each of your bodies. our sleep professionals will help you find your sleep number setting. exclusively at a sleep number store. sleep number. comfort... individualized. at the ultimate sleep number event, queen mattresses start at just $599. and save 50% on our innovative limited edition bed. >>> new at 10:00, the mayor of san jose tonight del
in sight. >>> president obama paid tribute to panetta. panetta says one of the biggest honors was leaving the white house after the president announced that osama bin laden was dead. >> i could hear the chants from people gathered around the white house and in lafayette park yelling usa, usa. >> panetta plans to stay on until his successor is confirmed then return to his farm. >>> kids with nerf guns playing a game of assassins. >> it's a way to unwind. >> reporter: why one bay area school says it's >>> in san jose a suspect who escaped police custody is back behind bars. 32-year-old anthony sanchez slipped his cuffs from the back to the front while in a police. sanchez made his way to the drive's seat and sped off while the officer was doing paper work outside. they found sanchez late last night sleeping in a stolen pickup truck in south san jose. he now faces several charges including auto theft on top of that original probation violation. >>> it is a game that has become popular among teenagers but the friendly competition can be mistaken for something for serious. >> reporter: this y
. >>> president obama is criticizing senate republicans who are blocking the nomination of chuck hagel. the president made the announcement on google. gop senators are blocking hagel's confirmation vote from moving forward. the filibuster vote is unprecedented. but senate republicans say they plan to go forward with an up or down vote after they come back from a 10 daybreak. since the democrats have the majority, hagel should be confirmed. >>> the board voted late last night to chose crest view elementary school. many feel it'll be a great disappointment for kids who lost their homes to a fire. the plan is to close crest moor elementary at the end of this school year. >>> we're with police as they crack down on cab drivers. the dangers riders face and may not even know it. >>> up [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to keep from driving all over for the best deals. you don't need to run around. safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. right now, tide is $5.49 for 50 ounces. that's under 20 cents a load! skip the warehouse. charmin is $8.
. >>> the obama administration has filed a brief, urging overturning california's ban on gay marriage. ken wayne is live in the newsroom, and tells us, the president's opinion can carry weight with the court. >> the president himself once said, his views on gay marriage were evolving. it now appears his position is locked in. the president made his case clear during his inauguration speech. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: there are some gay rights supporters who want the white house to not just talk about same-sex marriage, but file a brief with the supreme court, urging california's ban on same-sex marriage be overturned. >> both the legal merits support marriage equality, and also the majority of americans support marriage equality. >> reporter: the solicitor general who represents the federal government at the supreme court already plans to argue against the defense of marriage act, urging that same sex partners receive the same benefits as heterosexual couples. the president's vocal support is already
in petaluma, deborah villalon ktvu news. >>> the obama administration called for the -- the legal brief usuals -- urges the court to appeal the doma vote. the voter approved ban on same- sex marriage. >>> now the south bay where santa clara county sheriff's deputies say they seized 70 pounds of marijuana and hundreds of marijuana plants. the department's marijuana agency says it uncovered the operation yesterday. deputies arrested 32-year-old tran. they say the total street value for all of the marijuana is about $600,000. >>> a bay area man who spent seven years at san quentin is enjoying his first taste of freedom tonight after a judge determined that he had been wrongfully convicted. ktvu's jana katsuyama live in oak l and and tells us he could have served the full 25 year to life sentence if it weren't for the perseverance and advocates. >> reporter: this was an emotion day for ross and his family. ross walked away at last a free man and the sun was shining. >> today is a lovely day. a lovely day. it's past a good day, it's a blessed day for me to be out here again. >> reporter: ross spe
will automatically kick in. today, president obama spoke to the nation's governors, asking them to urge their representatives to sit down and compromise to head off the sequester cuts. but no talks are scheduled at this time. the president is scheduled to visit a virginia ship building company tomorrow. he plans to show how defense cuts will affect local economies. republicans pushed back today, accusing the president of using scare tactics to push through his agenda. >>> the looming spending cuts could deal a major blow to the economy in california. as ken pritchett reports, the impact could be felt from the military bases to kindergarten classes. >> reporter: today, in sacramento, 28 senators unanimously agreed that's rare. on a resolution that it should be avoided. >> we're veer concerned at the state -- very concerned at the state capitol. the members of congress needs to get it together. >> reporter: saying inaction will lead to slower growth for california. >> in terms of practical impacts, we expect there will be cuts that will ripple generally through the economy. >> reporter: f
finds 54 of those surveyed say the negotiations between president obama and congress make them feel less confident about the economy. 16% say they make them feel more confident. and 31% said they made no difference in their opinion. >>> ktvu's rita williams tells us, -- >> reporter: stewart gafney and williams got married in san francisco. >> we are legally married but our marriage grows will not be fulfilled. >> reporter: soon because republicans might tip the balance for same-sex marriage in two cases now before the supreme court. >> i really got goose bumps. >> reporter: they were original plaintiffs in a case that went before the california supreme court. then along came proposition eight banning that marriage. >> we were celebrating 27 years together next month just a week before the u.s. supreme court's historic hearing. >> reporter: the new york times reveal today that at least 75 high profile republicans including meg whitman are joining together. former utah governor john huntsman did an about face writing quote, the party of lincoln should stand with our best tradition of equal
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